Mazda Car 2002-04

Removal & Installation 5

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Miata



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  


CAUTION
After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  1. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  4.  
  5. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  6.  
  7. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  8.  
  9. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Console
     

  10.  
  11. Remove the instrument cluster by removing or disconnecting the following:

    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Lower panel
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws and the instrument cluster
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Control wire from the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     

  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     
    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     

  14.  
  15. Separate the heater unit cases and remove the heater core.
  16.  


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    Fig. View of the SAS module and the steering wheel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the passenger-s side SAS module-Miata



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    Fig. View of the instrument panel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the console-Miata



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    Fig. View of the heater unit and the heater unit-to-evaporator unit seal plate-Miata



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater core and heater unit assembly-Miata


To install:

  1. Install the heater core and assemble the heater unit cases.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     
    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     

  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Control wire to the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster-to-dash screws
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Lower panel
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Console
     

  6.  
  7. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment cover and the glove compartment
     

  8.  
  9. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  12.  
  13. Refill the cooling system.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  18.  
  19. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  20.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  8.  
  9. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  10.  
  11. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  12.  
  13. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Console
     

  14.  
  15. Remove the instrument cluster by removing or disconnecting the following:

    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Lower panel
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws and the instrument cluster
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Control wire from the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     

  16.  
  17. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     
    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     

  18.  
  19. Separate the heater unit cases and remove the heater core.

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    Fig. View of the SAS module and the steering wheel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the passenger-s side SAS module-Miata



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    Fig. View of the instrument panel-Miata



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    Fig. View of the console-Miata



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    Fig. View of the heater unit and the heater unit-to-evaporator unit seal plate-Miata



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater core and heater unit assembly-Miata

  20.  

To install:

  1. Install the heater core and assemble the heater unit cases.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     
    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     

  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Control wire to the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster-to-dash screws
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Lower panel
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Console
     

  6.  
  7. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment cover and the glove compartment
     

  8.  
  9. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  12.  
  13. Refill the cooling system.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  18.  
  19. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  20.  

Removal And Installation
1998-00 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  6.  
  7. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  8.  
  9. At the driver-s side, remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller
     

  10.  
  11. At the passenger-s side, remove the SAS module by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Glove compartment and the glove compartment cover
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    SAS module and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Console
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the instrument cluster by removing or disconnecting the following:

    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Lower panel
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Instrument cluster-to-dash screws and the instrument cluster
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Control wire from the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts and lower the steering column
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     

  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     
    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     

  16.  
  17. Separate the heater unit cases and remove the heater core.

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    Fig. View of the SAS module and the steering wheel-1998-00 Miata



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    Fig. View of the passenger-s side SAS module-1998-00 Miata



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. View of the instrument panel-1998-00 Miata



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. View of the console-1998-00 Miata



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. View of the heater unit and the heater unit-to-evaporator unit seal plate-1998-00 Miata



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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater core and heater unit assembly-1998-00 Miata

  18.  

To install:

  1. Install the heater core and assemble the heater unit cases.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater unit-to-chassis nuts and the heater unit
     
    Heater unit-to-evaporator housing seal plate
     

  4.  
  5. Install the instrument cluster by installing or connecting the following:

    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
     
    Instrument panel-to-chassis bolt covers and the bolts
     
    Steering column-to-instrument panel bolts
     
    Control wire to the heater unit and the blower unit
     
    Hood release lever
     
    Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster-to-dash screws
     
    Instrument cluster hood
     
    Lower panel
     
    A-pillar trim at both sides
     
    Console
     

  6.  
  7. At the passenger-s side, install the SAS module by installing or connecting the following:

    SAS module and connect the electrical connector
     
    SAS module-to-dash bolts
     
    Glove compartment cover and the glove compartment
     

  8.  
  9. At the driver-s side, install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm)
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm)
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  12.  
  13. Refill the cooling system.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  
  17. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  18.  
  19. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.
  20.  

 
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